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Care across the lifespan.

The DNP program prepares family nurse practitioners  to transform clinical practice as clinicians and leaders with a special focus on rural and underserved populations.

Graduates will deliver evidence-based direct patient care at an advanced practice level to individuals across the lifespan in primary care settings, and will  translate evidence based research and guidelines to  transform practice. Graduates are prepared to work collaboratively with rural communities to reduce health disparities.

For more information please visit Doctor of Nursing Practice

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Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold a bachelor’s or master's degree in nursing.
  • Like to work with others and influence the healthcare environment.
  • Have strong communication skills.
  • Are interested in caring for people's health.
  • Are an effective problem solver.

Career Opportunities

  • Family nurse practitioner in primary care settings

Recent Employers

  • Avera Health
  • Monument Health
  • Sanford Health
  • VA Health Care Systems
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Academic Institutions

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